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Category : Road Test

Road Test: Audi A1 Sportback 1.6 TDI S line

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Small car Price: £19,180 Fuel: 74.3mpg CO2: 99g/km As Audi has inexorably expanded its line-up, it has ensured there are cars covering virtually every niche possible. But it wasn’t until the A1 family arrived … Read More »

Road Test: Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTi 140 SRi Sports Tourer

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Upper-medium Price: £23,284 Fuel: 72.4mpg CO2: 104g/km Take a look again at the figures in the banner above… 104g/km of CO2 and 72.4 mpg in a large family estate car are pretty impressive … Read More »

Road Test: Citroen Grand C4 Picasso Exclusive+ e-HDi Airdream

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: MPV Price: £25,655 Fuel: 70.6mpg CO2: 105g/km Inspiration for car cabins can come from all sorts – in fact only last month a designer has unveiled a car with a stained glass interior … Read More »

Road Test: BMW 430d M Sport Coupe

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Compact Executive Price: £40,245 Fuel: 56.5mpg CO2: 132g/km Although the 184bhp 20d is more than enough for most company car drivers, the 430d Coupe could be one of the most desirable real-world user-chooser ... Read More »

Road Test: SEAT Leon SC Cupra 280 DSG

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £28,530 Fuel: 44.1mpg CO2:154g/km SEAT has been producing high performance versions of the Leon for almost as long as the car has been on sale in the UK. Often getting … Read More »

Road Test: BMW 220d Sport Coupe

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £26,865 Fuel: 58.9mpg CO2: 125g/km The 2 Series may be a new member of the BMW range, but the car behind the badge is far from unfamiliar. This is the … Read More »

First Drive: BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: MPV Price: £22,125–£28,755 Fuel: 53.4–68.9mpg CO2: 109–124g/km Two kids under two and a half. That’s my reality, and that of many others. It has quite a dramatic impact on your transportation needs, too. … Read More »

First Drive: Renault Twingo

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: City car Price: £9,495–£11,695 Fuel: 62.8–667.3mpg CO2: 95–105g/km If I had to sacrifice some salary, the new Renault Twingo is exactly the car on which my earnings would be going. For Renault has managed … Read More »

First Drive: Volkswagen e-Golf

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower medium Price: £25,845 (after £5,000 Plug-in Car Grant) Range: 80–118miles  CO2: 0g/km Manufacturers are showing two approaches to plug-in vehicles. Some choose to package the technology in a futuristic bodyshell, while others … Read More »

First Drive: Audi A3 e-tron

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower medium Price: £29,950 (after £5,000 Plug-in Car Grant) Fuel: 176.6mpg CO2: 37g/km Much like the video market of the early 1980s, where VHS and Betamax jostled for public acceptance (and let’s not forget the LaserDisc), car manufacturers over the … Read More »

Road Test: Audi A6 S line 2.0 TDI ultra

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Executive Price: £34,365 Fuel: 64.2mpg CO2: 114g/km Carmakers have achieved some miraculous feats with the diesel engine in recent years and, while hybrid and petrol technology is beginning to show its strengths in the … Read More »

Road Test: Skoda Superb Elegance 2.0 TDI

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Upper Medium Price: £24,840 Fuel: 61.4mpg CO2: 119g/km Value for money is a key part of Skoda’s DNA in the UK, and the flagship Superb displays this better than anything else in the … Read More »

Road Test: BMW X5 sDrive25d M Sport

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Large SUV Price: £46,875 Fuel: 49.6mpg CO2: 151g/km With its first-ever four-cylinder diesel engine and two-wheel drive, BMW has brought its largest SUV in line the smaller X1 and X3. It’s made the … Read More »

Road Test: Hyundai i10 1.25 SE

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: City car Price: £9,995 Fuel: 57.6mpg CO2: 114g/km The Hyundai i10 may compete in the smallest sector of the market, but customer expectations of a city car are so high that it’s also … Read More »

Road Test: Audi A3 Cabriolet 2.0 TDI Sport

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Convertible Price: £27,820 Fuel: 67.3mpg CO2: 110g/km Audi’s segment-defining A3 has become a staple of the UK’s fleet diet, combining economy, style and technology to become a favourite with user-choosers. Fit a convertible … Read More »

Road Test: Fiat 500L Trekking 1.6 MultiJet

3 years ago / 0 comments

Segment: B-crossover Price: £19,750 Fuel: 60.1mpg CO2: 122g/km With the B-SUV segment continuing to grow, and UK buyers opting en masse into crossover products, the 500L Trekking couldn’t have come sooner for Fiat’s compact … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Passat Executive Style 1.4 TSI 160PS

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Upper Medium Price: £23,045 Fuel: 45.6mpg CO2: 144g/km After nine years, one facelift and a rapidly changing fleet landscape, Volkswagen is about to call time on the sixth generation Passat, and has taken … Read More »

Road Test: SEAT Leon FR 2.0 TDI DSG (184PS)

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower medium Price: £23,805 Fuel: 60.1mpg CO2: 119gkm There’s a real sense, with the latest SEAT Leon, that the brand’s core model has really come of age. With upmarket styling, an excellent new … Read More »

Road Test: Fiat 500L MPW 1.6 MultiJet Pop Star (7-seat)

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Small MPV Price: £18,990 Fuel: 62.8mpg CO2: 117g/km The Fiat 500L aims to answer that all-important dilemma of form versus function by mixing cute city car styling with the flexibility of an MPV. … Read More »

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz GLA 220 CDI 4MATIC AMG Line

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Crossover Price: £29,295 Fuel: 55.6mpg CO2: 132g/km Mercedes-Benz is the last of the ‘big three’ German premium brands to enter the C-segment crossover pack, but the GLA should make for a very desirable … Read More »


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